Archive for November, 2005

Mmmm, Foamy!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

No, not the squirrel, the pillow. I’ve tried just about every kind of pillow there is. Firm, medium, squishy. Down, fiberfill, and fiberfill with a down center. I’ve rarely found any that I really liked, or that were firm enough. And the few that I did like all still had the same problem: within a […]

Men at work?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

BW started his new job yesterday, sorta. He had to spend 5 hours at an orientation session with the evil Human Resource aliens before he could go to his new digs. So far he doesn’t have a phone yet, and the computers he ordered for himself haven’t arrived. But he says he has a really […]

Meet the New Blog, Same As the Old Blog

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Well, here it is, hope you like it. Not that I didn’t like the whole pseudo-Asian theme I had before, but I only ever intended that to be a temporary thing until I worked out something more permanent…more fitting…more in tune with the ambiance of this stoopid blog…in short, more me. Yup, disturbing 1950′s educational […]

Christmas with Cusack

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Saturday at the multi-plex I got the bestest Christmas present ever: a smart, funny, completely adult movie featuring John Cusack in a black suit and trenchcoat, and comedy that was blacker still. It’s called Ice Harvest, and in a fall of some damn fine movies, I think it’s the best one I’ve seen. It’s certainly […]

Downtime

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Now that Tgiving is over, hopefully the rest of the weekend will be mainly devoted to hanging around in sweats and watching movies. So far, we’ve watched Revenge of the Sith In Cold Blood and To Kill a Mockingbird Hope all of you had a good holiday. Next week be on the lookout for some […]

Freaks, freaks everywhere

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Doesn’t anyone slack off anymore?? Here I am, trying to enjoy some down time with BW while he’s between jobs, but I am getting -slammed- with work! Since Monday the phone won’t stop ringing, and everytime I turn around, I’ve got a half-dozen new work emails in my inbox! WTF? What’s wrong with these people? […]

I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Went out to see Walk the Line yesterday, while BW hauled himself to Harry Potter and the Neverending Series of Lameness. I’ll have to preface this by saying that even though I worship JC, I don’t really know anything about his life story. So I can’t speak at all to the film’s accuracy, but since […]

Test Your Loser Knowledge

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Ok, slackers, it’s time for YOU guys to do some work around here for a change! Here’s the deal. You cut and paste the questions about me below into my comments and answer them. Be honest. Then pass the questions on to YOUR friends! Your name: Where did we meet: Take a stab at my […]

Volvo! Ikea!

Friday, November 18th, 2005

You Should Learn Swedish Fantastisk! You’re laid back about learning a language – and about life in general. Peaceful, beautiful Sweden is ideal for you… And you won’t even have to speak perfect Swedish to get around! What Language Should You Learn?

Back!

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Back from Philthy. What a pointless waste of 3 days. Except for the nice dinner and visit w/Whistler. And the house still needs to be put back together from the floor refinishing.

Philthy!

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Today was my long train trip to Philthy. Never having been on a train ride in the US before, I’d been looking forward to it. BW dropped me off at the station early this morning. It’s a shame to see what train stations have been reduced to. I watch so many old movies that I […]

Too Much to Do!

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

This weekend. First, we decided to try out this product called “Renewal” on our downstairs floors. It’s made to refinish floors like ours that are scratched and scuffed, but not too badly. No sanding or heavy machinery required, just a lot of chemicals, mopping, and scrubbing. Eevn still, it was really hard. We had to […]

Drive-By Hotting

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Because it’s Friday and I don’t want to be bothered with real content. But mostly just because I can, I give you the Hottest Picture of Diego Ever! Have a nice weekend.

Whatever happened to school?

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Does someone want to tell me why Crack Monkey is not only home screaming in his backyard at 1pm on a weekday, but has a little screaming companion with him? He goes to Catholic school. Is today a freaking Holy Day, or something? I went to Catholic school too, and WE had to go to […]

Mmm, pudding

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Today we are exactly one month away from the US premiere of Brokeback Mountain, which is my most-anticipated movie of the fall season. In case you’ve been living in a cave, BBM is the new movie by Ang Lee about two cowboys who fall in love in Wyoming in the 60′s, and the hardship it […]

Well, Isn’t that Special?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Your Musical Tastes Match: Weird Al See his whole playlist here (iTunes required) What Celebrity Matches Your Taste in Music?

Rather Boring Weekend

Monday, November 7th, 2005

We took Cheri out for birthday dinner on Friday to the Sharp Edge, a pretty famous local bar that none of us had been to before. We were all really impressed with the huge imported beer selection AND the food, which was way better than you’d expect from a bar. Saturday and Sunday we didn’t […]

Movin’ On Up

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Check it out, I found some pictures of and a press release on the swanky new building that Boy Wonder will be moving into for his new job. For more photos, architectural renderings, etc., click here. Here’s an excerpt from the press release: PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6, 2005 – The first of some 50 research groups […]

Oh, I so hope this is true

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Yeah, I’ve been reading the gossip rags again…can’t help it, it’s fun! Anyway, stumbled across this article about the “Miami Vice” big-screen remake *spit!* I hope every word is true! You know, I have nothing against Michael Mann, in fact, I love the guy’s work, I’m eternally grateful to him for creating MV in the […]

Stuffed Full of Goodness

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

I’ve said many times that stuffed grape leaves/dolmades/whatever-your-ethnicity-may-call-them are one of those foods I could seriously eat every single day, and be a very happy Foodie. Whether they’re of Greek/Syrian/Lebanese/other origin makes no difference to me. I’ve only had bad grape leaves once in my life (“Mr. Greek” restaurant chain in Toronto. Stay away, stay […]